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Small plane crashes at private airstrip in Brush Prairie

A small airplane crashed Friday morning at a privately owned airstrip in Brush Prairie. The pilot was not seriously injured.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Fire District 3 and AMR were dispatched around 10:15 a.m. to the 14800 block of Northeast 160th Avenue.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that the pilot and sole occupant of a home-built plane was performing touch-and-go landings when the plane crashed, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

One of the wings touched the ground during takeoff, causing the plane to roll and come to rest on the airstrip, the news release states.

The pilot, who is in his 60s, freed himself from the wreckage and declined medical treatment for a minor cut to his head, the sheriff’s office said. His name was not released.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash.


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